The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has journeyed to the beautiful city of Minsk to check out the 10 acts competing in Eurofest 2018. With the national final on February 16, each act is busy getting their performance on point.
The next entrant up for review is the super youthful Lexy with “Ain’t You”. Do we think she has the golden ticket to Lisbon? Read on to find out!
Lexy – “Ain’t You”
“Ain’t You” reviews
Anthony: Lexy is an incredibly talented young singer and songwriter. “Ain’t You” is an inoffensive self-penned entry, but she’ll need to inject more oomph to the song. After her live audition performance, Lexy will need to work on her stage presence for the final and really connect with the viewers, grabbing their attention in the process.
Chris: Sometimes, a long opening before the vocal can work (hey, “Amar pelos dois”). For Lexy, that’s not the case. Particularly as Lexy’s vocal and stage presence don’t command any sort of attention once that gets going. Everything is as flat as could be here.
Lukas: Lexy is very pretty and has a strong voice, but her song “Ain‘t You” is very mediocre. There is nothing memorable about it and when it is over I can’t even hum any part of it. I think she deserves a better song because the talent is there, but with this song she would be just forgotten.
Robyn: “Ain’t You” is a pleasant enough R&B ballad and Lexi sings it well. But here’s the thing — at the audition performance, the ghost boyfriend interpretive dancer was more compelling than Lexi and the song. The end result is that “Ain’t You” feels more like background music than a star attraction.
Sebastian: I get that Lexy is trying to channel a little 50 Shades of Grey, but her intended vulnerability comes across rather as slight nervousness and lethargy. Combined with the lack of any discernible chorus, “Ain’t You” ain’t my pick for the winner of Eurofest 2018. If she keeps working on her stage presence, I’d love to see her return to the contest in the future.
In our Eurofest Wiwi Jury, we have 11 jurors who made it to Minsk, but only room for 5 reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:
Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 5.5.